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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 31, 2011

It still may be March Madness (well only for a few more days unfortunately), but it is now baseball season. Country music has enjoyed its share of baseball-themed songs. In fact, there was a nice piece about that at the CMA Music Festival web site today in a story by Ben Bennett. Bennett [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 29, 2011

Miranda Lambert seems pretty normal to me. At least, that's the case when you look at her "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" in the upcoming issue of US Weekly, out on Friday. Actually, the singer and I share a few things in common - I hate snakes also, I [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 25, 2011

I can't say that I thought I'd ever write about Lady Gaga when talking about country music. I mean Gaga is not exactly your typical, every day run of the mill country singer, right? To prove my cred of being a fan, I've seen her three times and gone from being a bit perplexed to [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 23, 2011

When Alan Jackson decided he was done with Arista Nashville Records after 20 years, a zillion hits and a great body of work as one of the true and few country traditionalists out there today amidst a rising tide of pop country acts, I thought he was done with the major label scene. While I [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 18, 2011

Kudos to Great American Country and a bunch of country artists for pitching in to help those in Japan suffering from the earthquake/tsunami disaster of last week. Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Josh Thompson, Phil Vassar, Randy Houser, Heidi Newfield, Randy Montana and Katie Armiger [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 14, 2011

I listened to a show on National Public Radio this morning featuring Greg Allman. Allman was on because he just released his first solo disc in 14 years, the very fine "Low Country Blues." T Bone Burnett produced the music and selected the songs for Allman to sing, and the results were [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 6, 2011

The response was quick and direct - The Band Perry is a country band and intends to keep it that way. That's what Kimberly Perry - one-third of the successful family group - wrote in response to Friday's blog posting "The Band Perry: You are what you are." The [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 4, 2011

Universal Republic sent me an email this afternoon with the notice of The Band Perry If I Die Young "CROSSING NOW!" The notice gives viewers a chance to stream the number one hit single - on the country charts anyway - of the trio's big song as a "pop mix." [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  March 1, 2011

This was a red letter day for Reba McEntire, Bobby Braddock and Jean Shepard because the Country Music Hall of Fame announced this morning that the three would soon be receiving probably the number one honor career-wise: entry into the coveted hall. Shepard has enjoyed a long career, saying, [...]

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